An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.
A rich businessman makes a bet he can survive on the streets of a rough Los Angeles neighborhood for 30 days completely penniless. During his stay he discovers another side of life and falls in love with with a homeless woman.Written by
John Sacksteder <email@example.com>
Of the twelve feature films that Mel Brooks directed, this movie is often considered his worst film. See more »
[Crasswell enters the doorway of Goddard Bolt's lawyers: Pritchard, Knowles, and Stevens]
Excuse me, I'm sorry, am I interrupting? I'm interrupting, aren't I? Yeah, I should go. I should go, because this is wrong. It's stupid, it's wrong, it's morally and ethically wrong for me to even be here, isn't it? Because we all know that your client only has two days to go to win the bet. It looks like he's going to win it; therefore I have no business even being here, do I?
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I guess as we all get older, we feel the need to be more enlightened socially, and that's what this movie's all about. Take a rich man, throw him on the streets for 30 days, and a little backstabbing and you get a movie.
This movie, while not on par with most of Mel's previous ambitions, is a nice movie. Leslie Ann Warren is pleasing as the bag lady. I enjoyed it, but it's not like Mel Brook's other movies. That's where most criticism comes in. If anyone else made this movie, I think it would of recieved a lot more praise.
That's not to say Mel made no mistakes. Some of the scenes are downright dumb and make no real sense other than trying to make a joke. Then again, I think you can say that about almost every other movie too.
I think most people could enjoy this movie on some level if they forget it's a Mel Brooks project, which is hard since he stars in it.
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